Mary Kay Place

Mary Kay Place

Sep. 23rd, 1947
Born in
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
5' 1"

Mary Kay Place's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Big Love TV Show
Big Love
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman TV Show
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Forever Fernwood TV Show
Forever Fernwood

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Shrek Forever After
2009 - Youth in Revolt
2009 - Julie & Julia
2009 - It's Complicated
2008 - City of Ember
2007 - Mama's Boy
2007 - Grace is Gone
2005 - Nine Lives
2005 - Lonesome Jim
2004 - Killer Diller
2002 - Sweet Home Alabama
2001 - Human Nature
2001 - The Safety of Objects
2001 - My First Mister
1999 - Girl, Interrupted
1999 - Being John Malkovich
1998 - Pecker
1997 - The Rainmaker
1996 - Citizen Ruth
1992 - Captain Ron
1985 - Explorers
1983 - Terms of Endearment
1983 - The Big Chill
1981 - Modern Problems
1980 - Private Benjamin
1977 - New York, New York
1976 - Bound for Glory

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
C.Z. Shakespeare
Camille Cherski
Kathryn Joiner
Mrs. Stovall (Voiced)
Surgeon General Millicent Griffith
Beverly Nelson
Prissy Thrash
Sally Jo Hochkiss
[Complete List]


  • She worked with pop artist John Stewart on his 1979 album "Bombs Away Dream Baby" featuring the hit song "Gold" She sang background vocals on this LP.
  • Mary is an aunt of 'Jess Place' (qv).
  • First big break came in playing wannabe country-western singer Loretta Haggers on cult TV's _"Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (1976)_ (qv) .
  • She wrote three _"M*A*S*H" (1972)_ (qv) episodes in conjunction with 'Linda Bloodworth-Thomason' (qv). They were broadcast between December 1973 and December 1974. One of those episodes, "Hot Lips and Empty Arms" was nominated for a comedy writing Emmy.
  • Never married and has no children. Divides her time between her home in Los Angeles and New York apartment.
  • Graduate of the University of Tulsa (OK).
  • Character actress who has found a niche on film and TV playing quirky country moms, including 'Reese Witherspoon' (qv)'s in _Sweet Home Alabama (2002)_ (qv) in both serious and comical settings.
  • She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was initiated into the Gamma Tau (Tulsa) chapter in 1966.

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